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The Battle Between Two Evils In the novel Silence of the Lambs we see two different extremes of evil Dr Chilton is evil in one respect while Dr Hannibal Lecter is evil in his own unique way Dr Chilton is the man with bad morals and feels the need to control people He manipulates people into thinking and acting the way he wants them to Basically he is the type of guy who takes advantage of his job position who thinks of himself before others and only acts in ways that will benefit himself Dr Hannibal Lector unlike Dr Chilton is unable to control his evil even if he wanted to Dr Lector is insane and feels the need to kill people just because he thinks they are boring and from his point of view they do not seem suitable to be human beings He understands the things he does are evil but they do not phase him since he is insane There is no question Dr Lecter is a truly evil man but Dr Chilton is the worse of the two Dr Chilton must morally change and take responsibility for himself Dr Lector is not able to take control of his evil because of the way his distorted mind thinks Although his mind is distorted it is still a very powerful mind which he uses to see into the minds of others He gets into their heads and plays with their minds internally torturing them He is a sick man and needs therapy and constant care in a hospital because he is too sick to help himself On the other hand Dr Chilton is capable of changing if only he could realize his evil ways He is blinded by his own power and greed which he obtained through his job Unlike Dr Lector Dr Chilton has total control of his actions Another difference between the
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